Eyes on the Prize Essay | Essay

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Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965

Summary: Book review of Juan Williams' Eyes on the Prize with introduction by Julian Bond. I footnoted Bond in the actual paper.
America is based on the doctrine of universal freedom. History reveals, however, America's faltering in its principle of indiscriminate liberty. The road towards freedom is a long one, dating back to the seventeenth century. Julian Bond writes that during this periods, "blacks and whites, slaves in Virginia and Quakers in Pennsylvania, protested the barbarity of slavery" (xi). Bond reminds the reader of early abolitionists and civil rights activists such as Nat Turner, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, John Brown, and Harriet Tubman. These protestors provided the impetus for a struggle that continues today. Eyes on the Prize by Juan Williams emotionally recaptures the history-altering events between the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Williams retells the story of the fight for desegregation and racial equality. He highlights the Montgomery Buss Boycott, the story of the Little Rock school...

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